A staunch supporter of the ban thinks there's a conspiracy to dump Wisconsin's gay marriage ban.
Julaine Appling of the Wisconsin Council on Families says it's a little convenient that an appellate court has asked the state Supreme Court to take up a case challenging the ban, just days after Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson was re-elected to the bench.
If the court takes up the case, Appling worries the Chief Justice could rule in a "judicially active" way on the issue. Conservatives say "judicially active" means a ruling that would go against the gay marriage ban.
However, Capitol observers note that Abrahamson is just one voice of the seven member Supreme Court. Given the current make-up of the high court, it's also very difficult to predict the outcome of any challenge to the ban.